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Ethical Technology Adoption in Public Administration Services

Objective

Disruptive Technologies (DTs) have a great yet untapped potential to boost the developing of new and more efficient Public Services. Reasons entail resource shortage in terms of competences and infrastructures, but also resistance to and lack of trust in technology. Although a recent uptake of the topic of ethical, social and legal issues related to DTs, practical guidelines to fully assess the risks of adopting DTs in Public Administrations are still missing. The ETAPAS project aims at introducing a practical framework, supported by a prototypical software platform, to offer a first-time assessment methodology capable of measuring and mitigating ethical, societal and legal risks. The project will co-design with Public Bodies a framework consisting of ethical principles, a set of measurable indicators and a legal construct for the responsible adoption of DTs. The framework will be tested and validated on four use cases in which DTs are applied to face the challenges of the Italian Ministry of Finance, Don Gnocchi Foundation, and local municipalities in Norway and Greece. Use cases’ development, as well as exploitation and dissemination activities, will be strengthened by the engagement of two Digital Innovation Hubs and their network. This will ensure ETAPAS framework wide applicability to the European Public Sector and will prove in practice how DTs can support the realisation of responsible innovative solutions of Public Services. Lessons learnt and PAs’ feedback will feed into ETAPAS final output: a governance model to allow other public organisations to replicate the methodology and adopt innovative solutions while assessing, monitoring and mitigating associated risks. ETAPAS project aims at accelerating a responsible adoption of disruptive technologies in the delivery of Public Service so that Public Administrations can reduce management costs, improve service efficiency, securely manage data assets, and foster greater citizen trust and engagement.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/public services
  • /humanities/philosophy, ethics and religion/ethics/ethical principles
  • /social sciences/political science/public administration

Call for proposal

H2020-SC6-TRANSFORMATIONS-2020
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

MINISTERO DELL'ECONOMIA E DELLE FINANZE
Address
Via Xx Settembre 97
00187 Roma
Italy
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 405 125

Participants (13)

PRICEWATERHOUSECOOPERS PUBLIC SECTOR SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 403 250
Address
Via Monte Rosa 91
20149 Milano Mi
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
2021.AI APS
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 404 625
Address
Ryesgade 3 F, 2.
2200 Kobenhavn
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SINTEF AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 312 500
Address
Strindvegen 4
7034 Trondheim
Activity type
Research Organisations
SEM & STENERSEN PROKOM AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 161 326,25
Address
Karl Johans Gate 37B
0162 Oslo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ETHNIKO KENTRO EREVNAS KAI TECHNOLOGIKIS ANAPTYXIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 259 500
Address
Charilaou Thermi Road 6 Km
57001 Thermi Thessaloniki
Activity type
Research Organisations
FONDAZIONE ISTITUTO ITALIANO DI TECNOLOGIA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 186 250
Address
Via Morego 30
16163 Genova
Activity type
Research Organisations
THE LISBON COUNCIL FOR ECONOMIC COMPETITIVENESS ASBL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 285 875
Address
Rue De La Loi 155 Residence Palace Ipc
1040 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 124 090
Address
Brinellvagen 8
100 44 Stockholm
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France
EU contribution
€ 370 370
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
Activity type
Research Organisations
FONDAZIONE DON CARLO GNOCCHI ONLUS
Italy
EU contribution
€ 78 500
Address
Piazzale Rodolfo Morandi 6
20148 Milano
Activity type
Research Organisations
DIMOS KATERINIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 60 875
Address
Dimarcheiou Sq.
601 33 Katerini
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITAET GRAZ
Austria
EU contribution
€ 156 310
Address
Universitatsplatz 3
8010 Graz
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
KAROLINSKA INSTITUTET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 84 340
Address
Nobels Vag 5
17177 Stockholm
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments